Duty, not power, should be what we value more
Thursday, January 18, 2018
What the power-worshippers fail to understand is that power is by its very nature self-limiting (any power great enough to overpower itself is correspondingly weak enough to be overpowered by itself); and because power is never absolute, no one holds onto it forever.
Calls for the execution or brutal suppression of anyone critical of a current power-holder will likely be answered in an-eye-for-an-eye fashion by supporters of some future power-holder.
Duty, not power, is the supreme reality. If you want to participate in the erosion of piety and patriotism, then believe otherwise.